Cruise pulls its driverless cars of Californian roads

General Motors’ driverless division Cruise has announced it is pausing operations of its driverless vehicles in San Francisco.

The decision was made after California’s Department of Motor Vehicles suspended the company’s driverless permits.

It follows a collision with a pedestrian in San Francisco earlier this month, after the person had been hit by a human-driven vehicle who then drove away.

Cruise has written a detailed report of what happened which you can read here.

The company says shortly after the collision, its team proactively shared information with the DMV and other safety bodies, including the full video filmed from inside the driverless vehicle. It adds it has stayed in close contact with regulators to answer questions and assisted the police with identifying the vehicle of the hit and run driver.

“Our teams are currently doing an analysis to identify potential enhancements to the AV’s response to this kind of extremely rare event,” it said in a tweet.

(File picture – Cruise)


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